The Green Bay Packers trimmed their roster to 87 players and quarterbacks to just three by releasing rookie quarterback Matt Brown Tuesday.
According to Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press Gazette, Brown (6-3, 225 lbs.) was waived with a non-football injury designation.
The Packers now figure to take just three quarterbacks to training camp, which begins Friday. Aaron Rodgers leads a group that also includes last season's No. 2 Graham Harrell and 2012 seventh-round pick B.J. Coleman.
Brown, a four-year starter and holder of numerous school records at Illinois State, signed as a free agent with the Packers following the draft. According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the 2012 Missouri Valley Offensive Player of the Year was given just a $5,000 signing bonus.
The Packers now have 87 players on the roster, three below the 90-man limit.
Zach Kruse is a 24-year-old sports writer who contributes to Cheesehead TV, Bleacher Report and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He also covers prep sports for the Dunn Co. News. You can reach him on Twitter @zachkruse2 or by email at email@example.com.
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